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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Pink Event® 2013 Celebrates Women History Month!

Tomorrow marks the first day of March and Women's History Month. This is a great time to learn about women (past and present) who have helped improve quality of life for all of us. In fact, Women's History Month is the reason The Pink Event holds its ultimate girls' day out in March (plus, we all need a fun break from winter blues!).

In honor of this awesome month, we wanted to highlight a few local-area female heroes:

Maimah Karmo, founder of The Pink Event's charity partner Tigerlily Foundation, is an incredible inspiration. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 32, and has detailed to us the incredible journey she has been on from the disease. Based in Reston, Va., the nonprofit organization is dedicated to educating, advocating for, and providing hands-on services and support to young women (ages 15 to 40) who are affected by breast cancer.

One feature at The Pink Event 2013 (March 10; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Columbia, Md.) that we think you’ll love is our exclusive book signing for Maimah’s new book, “Fearless: Awakening to My Life’s Purpose through Breast Cancer.”

We were saddened to read that Mary J. Corey, the first woman to take the top editorial spot at The Baltimore Sun, passed away this week after a battle with breast cancer since 2008. Corey was only 49. A New York native, Corey grew up in Baltimore and joined The Baltimore Sun in 1987 as an editorial assistant. Her hard work, creativity, and perseverance led to her becoming the first women to move to the top editorial job in the paper's 176-year history. 
Another amazing woman we recently read about is Tina Frundt, who is deep into stop human trafficking and runs a survivor group for sex trafficking victims called Courtney's House . Tina, who also is a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, goes undercover to help young girls and boys of all socioeconomic ranges (meaning, affluent to poor teens) escape trafficking and find support. She has been awarded the Frederick Douglas Award, which is given to a person who has survived slavery and is using her/his life in freedom to help others.

And don't forget that even women just running errands can be heroes. Maryland resident Janae Stafford recently was picked up at an earlier-than-expected bus in Owings Mills, when the driver of the bus slumped over while in route to the Baltimore Beltway. Not only did Janae, who had little driving experience, safely stop the bus, she helped the driver get medical care he needed. 

Keep checking out our blog for more features about great women and get your ticket now for our annual women's expo!

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